In Memoriam

Lorna Kilgour Francis
November 29, 1915 – September 1, 2008

    Lorna Francis, aged 92, passed peacefully on Monday. She was the widow of the late Dr. A.G. Francis; mother of Monica Francis Branchini (dec), Gretta Francis Taylor and Ian Francis; grandmother of Daniele and Susanna Branchini and Caroline Taylor; sister of Nola Kilgour Achong; aunt of Larry, Maryse and Jed Achong, and Joanne Dowdy; mother-in-law of Dr. Cesare Branchini and Jeremy Taylor; cousin of the Ahows and Yeates; and the first female magistrate from Trinidad & Tobago. A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Assumption at 9:30am on Thursday September 4, 2008, followed by burial at the Lapeyrouse Cemetery.

Monica Francis Branchini
December 10, 1941 – June 7, 2008

    Monica Allison Francis Branchini passed peacefully at home in Rome, Italy on Saturday June 7. Wife of Dr. Cesare Branchini, mother of Daniele and Susanna Branchini, daughter of Dr. A.G. Francis (dec) and Lorna Kilgour Francis, sister of Gretta Francis Taylor and Ian Francis, aunt of Caroline Taylor, sister-in-law of Jeremy Taylor, niece of Nola Kilgour Achong. A funeral service was held in Rome on Monday June 9; a memorial service was held in Trinidad on July 20 at 5:00pm at the Living Water Chapel.

Jeanette Alexander Fraser
April 19, 1950 – December 23, 1997

“Fear no more the heat o’ th’ sun
Nor the furious winter’s rages;
Though thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone and ta’en thy wages.
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.

Fear no more the frown o’ th’ great;
Thou art past the tyrant’s stroke.
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak.
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this and come to dust.

Fear no more the lightning flash,
Nor th’ all-dreaded thunder-stone;
Fear no slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan.
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee and come to dust.

No exorciser harm thee,
Nor no witchcraft charm thee.
Ghost unlaid forbear thee;
Nothing ill come near thee.
Quiet consummation have,
And renowned be thy grave.”

    from CYMBELINE, by William Shakespeare
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